Road Traffic Accidents

Liability Dispute Legal Services

On occasion, you may make a claim for an injury received during a road traffic accident only for the other party’s insurers to deny fault. Our team is specially-trained in liability dispute and will be able to provide you with the help you need to prove fault and resolve your claim quickly and effectively. 

What is a liability dispute?

A liability dispute arises when the person you believe to be at fault for the accident denies responsibility, or insists you are partially responsible. Should this occur, you will then be required to provide evidence of the other party being at fault if you are to secure the maximum compensation and protect your no-claims discount 

Should you be found to have joint fault with the other party, the amount you’re able to be awarded will reduce in-line with your level of fault. For example, if fault is found to be 50/50, a potential maximum award of £1,000 will be reduced to £500.

How to prove liability after an accident

A number of critical pieces of evidence can help prove who is at fault following an accident, making it vital to take the following steps if possible: 

  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident, including the damage incurred on both cars and the overall state of the road 

  • Note down the names and contact details of any witnesses, asking if they’d be happy to make a statement on what they saw 

  • Note the registration plate of any other cars involved in the accident alongside the names and contact details of their drivers 

  • Ensure you have the name, officer number and station of any Police Officers who took statements 

Although it may not be possible to collect all this evidence, injuries may preclude you taking photographs or getting witness information, for example, all the information you are able to gather will help you build a complete picture of the events leading up to the accident and who may have been at fault.

Do I have to use the solicitor my insurance firm recommends?

Many insurers have a list of preferred solicitors with whom they partner and, upon being notified of an accident, will point you to one of these firms. You are not, however, required to use any firm recommended by your insurer. 

Contact us

To discuss how we could help you with your road traffic accident liability dispute, contact our team today by calling us on 0161 446 1122 or sending an email to [email protected]

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